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Cloud nine in Fiji

September 17, 2006

DORIAN VALLES and her family stopped in Fiji on their way to Australia in December 2003. The only problem? It's hot in Fiji in December -- over 100 degrees every day and humid. So when an afternoon thunderstorm broke and Valles saw this little girl throw up her arms in delight, she snapped a picture with her Olympus C-740. "It was so spontaneous. That is such a childlike thing, to enjoy the moment," said Valles, a competitive figure skating coach in Carlsbad, Calif.

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